Tibet Railway Map
The following are the Qinghai Tibet railway maps. The first Tibet train map is of the new railway starting at Xining and ending in Lhasa. Extensions of the Tibet railway will be made for Nyingchi, and eventually to Bangledash, India, and Nepal. The extension from Lhasa to Shigatse was put into use on August, 2014.
Extension Lhasa-Shigatse Railway Map
Railway Maps of Tibet Trains from China to Lhasa
There are nine major railways to Lhasa from other major cities of China and Tibet. You can know more from the following detailed railway map of each line.
Xining to Lhasa Railway Map
The railway from Xining to Lhasa is the world famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway. It is the quickest and most convenient railway to Lhasa. Since every train to Lhasa stop over at Xining railway station, it is easier to book a Tibet train ticket from Xining instead of Beijing or Shanghai.
Beijing to Lhasa Railway Map
The Beijing Lhasa train (Z21) starts daily from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:10 and arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 13:03 on the third day after 40 hours and 53 minutes' running. And the return train from Lhasa to Beijing (Train No.Z22) departs from Lhasa at 15:30 and arrives in Beijing at 8:20 on the third day with a 41-hour trip.
Shanghai to Lhasa Railway Map
From the very east to the west, the Shanghai-Lhasa railway is about 4,373 kilometers’ long, through which you are able to cross the mainland China and experience the varied topography.
The only daily train from Shanghai to Lhasa starts from Shanghai Railway Station at 19:16 and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 19:40 in approximately 3 days.
Chengdu to Lhasa Railway Map
Chengdu, the major gateway to the west of China, has easy access to Tibet by both flight and train. The scheduled Chengdu-Lhasa train departs every other day from Chengdu Railway Station and arrives at Lhasa on the third day evening.
Guangzhou to Lhasa Railway Map
About 4980 km, the railway from Guangzhou to Lhasa is the longest railway route to Tibet. The journey before entering Xining may be mundane with no surprising scenery, but the ticket price is quite cheaper than the flight ticket from Guangzhou to Lhasa.
Chongqing to Lhasa Railway Map
It is easier to get train ticket to Lhasa from Chongqing than from Beijing or Shanghai. The distance from Chongqing to Lhasa is about 3654 km and the Chongqing-Lhasa train departs every other day to Lhasa from Chongqing Railway Station.
Lanzhou to Lhasa Railway Map
The railway from Lanzhou to Lhasa is 2,188 km. Besides the train Z917 starts directly from Lanzhou, there are also five trains to Tibet stop over at Lanzhou railway. So you can try to buy Tibet train ticket from Lanzhou instead of the popular Beijing-Lhasa and Shanghai-Lhasa route.
Xian to Lhasa Railway Map
The railway from Xi ’an to Lhasa is 2,864 km. There are three trains to Lhasa from other cities stop over at Xi’an railway station. Since there is no direct train departs from Xian to Lhasa, it is more difficult to buy train tickets from Xi’an to Lhasa.
Golmud to Lhasa Railway Map
The Railway from Golmud to Lhasa covers the most attractive sightseeing along the Qinghai-Tibet railway. From the map above, you can have a clear mind about what you may see during the train journey to Lhasa. See more Golmud-Lhasa train schedules to pick up your favorite Tibet with the most amazing sceneries en route.
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Altitude: Altitude Change and High Altitude Sickness on Tibet Train
When traveling from China to Tibet, you are going from an altitude of around sea level to an elevation in Lhasa of 3,490 meters. One thing you need to consider is the hugely increased altitude and know more about altitude sickness.